ABC Buys Project Based on Aussie Novel Series

Sep 7, 2011  •  Post A Comment

ABC has bought a project based on a series of books by Australian action thriller novelist Matthew Reilly, reports Deadline.com.

The “Jack West Jr.” books are described as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" meets "National Treasure," the story says. The series focuses on a five-member team led by onetime commando Jack West Jr., now an archaeologist, who tracks down ancient and powerful relics.

The project is from "North Country" writer Michael Seitzman and producer Mark Gordon, the story says.

“They feel like big boyhood and girlhood adventure stories; they are really fun and remind me of all the movies in the genre I loved,” Seitzman said. He’s writing the project under a new two-year deal he signed earlier this year with ABC Studios.

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